About the workshop
Maria Ploumi was born in Athens in 1985. She began traditional greek lute lessons at the age of 9 with K. Kalaitzakis. She has also done courses of Cretan lute under C. Kouklakis and George Xylouris, theory of modal music system with Socrates Sinopoulos, and rythmic improvisation with Harris Lambrakis. She studied in the faculty of Music Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Maria Ploumi works as a professional lute player since 2003. During her course, she has collaborated with distinguished traditional and modern music players and singers and has performed in concerts and international music and dance festivals in Greece, Cyprus and abroad.